Practitioner perspectives on evidence-based practice

Mina K. Dulcan*

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Most aspiring child mental health professionals would support the premise that clinical practice should have a scientific foundation. Why, then, is the implementation of evidence-based practice in child and adolescent psychiatry so difficult? Considering the multiple stakeholders in clinical work, impediments are not surprising. Practitioner delays in implementation of research findings are common to all specialties of medicine. This article outlines the barriers to implementation of evidence-based practice and suggests changes to motivate and enable clinicians to use evidence-based practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-240
Number of pages16
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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